Who Will Sit With You In The Ashes Of Despair?
I was inspired to reblogged the following post by an article entitled “Thank You” written by Deandra of Imago Dei.
In her post she mentioned that during a time of severe distress the Lord provided a friend who prayed with her and speak life into her situation.
This friend helped her to bounce back from her depressive state. In spite of her problems she was able to take the time to say thank you to her fellow bloggers.
Deandra’s testimony brought back memories of a similar situation that I encountered in 2016.
The devil managed to sneak into my normally peaceful household and turned it upside down.
I was devastated!
I had no friends or relatives to call.
In my emotionally distraught state I could not find the words to pray. I could only holler and bawl.
But, tears are prayers too!
My pastor and some of my church sisters came over to my house and prayed with me.
But, God knew that I needed more than prayers and He sent me someone who was a stranger at that time to sit with me in my ashes of despair.
I then remembered Job and his trials and was inspired to write the folowing post, Who will sit with you in the ashes of despair?
Some of my friends right now are believing God for a miracle in their lives.
Some of them are facing some terrible prognosis and are asking God, why me?
Some of my friends’ love ones are incapcitated, some are hospitalized and they are the only caregiver so they need strength from the Lord.
Some of my friends are suffering from chronic illnesses and are constantly in pain, but they are still trusting in the Lord for their healing and restoration.
Some of my friends are caring for children with congenital abnormalities and mental disabilities.
These parents are facing a tough battle on a daily basis and they need prayers and support.
Some of my friends are financially disabled and are on the verge of poverty, but they are still trusting in God for their breakthrough.
Today, I want to encourage you that the God whom you serve today and all of your life is still the same God who parted the red sea and tore down the walls of Jericho with a shout of praise.
He is God yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Don’t give up! Don’t let go of the hand of Jesus in spite of how powerful the waves are tossing.
Never forget that in your hour of greatest need, you are never alone because the Lord is with you and He will also send you a friend who will sit with you in the ashes of despair.
You are always in my prayers!